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Intensive care unit-acquired weakness: The next challenge

Meet the expert ~ Derek Angus   In this icTV interview, Derek Angus provides some background on the intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) syndrome and discusses the key questions that still must be answered with future research studies. A paper on the research agenda for ICUAW was recently published in Intensive Care Medicine. Access the […]

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Perioperative intensive care: Care beyond the walls of the ICU?

Meet the expert ~ Rupert Pearse Who better to update us on perioperative intensive care than former Chair of the POIC section, Rupert Pearse? In this icTV interview, he discusses the evolution of perioperative intensive care medicine and highlights a few key points from the paper published in Intensive Care Medicine, which details recent advances […]

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Focus on ventilation and airway management in the ICU

EJRC Article Review Focus on ventilation and airway management in the ICU In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), despite technological advances, airway and ventilation management remains a challenge for the intensivist, often resulting in high morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there has been an increase in noninvasive support strategies to avoid intubation, in particular […]

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Oxygen Therapy in AMI?

EJRC Article Review A new perspective for Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction   Traditional treatment for patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) includes morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerine and aspirin. According to the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of AMI, oxygen is recommended in patients with ST-segment elevation in case of […]

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What’s LIVES FORUM?

Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure Madrid, Spain ~ May 3-5, 2018 This topical conference will explore the different monitoring options available to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in different clinical scenarios, from the acute to the weaning phase. In this icTV video, LIVES Forum Committee member Laurent Brochard discusses the inception of this unique conference and […]

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(icTV) FUTURE CLINICAL TRIALS: Start with well designed animal studies…

ICM Experimental Update In this icTV interview, Mervyn Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) updates us on the journal, now in its fourth year. In light of the current trend of neutral clinical trial results, he also discusses the importance of researchers refocusing on designing foundational animal studies, which can be translated into […]

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Mechanical ventilation of critically ill children: PEMVECC Recommendations

EJRC Article Review   Patients in paediatrics intensive care units are heterogeneous, resulting in a high variability of practice. As noted in this paper: “Each paediatric critical care practitioner is a maven and savant and knows the only correct way to ventilate a child” (by Christopher Newth). The aim of the Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation Consensus […]

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What can you do to halt AMR in your unit?

3 top strategies to fight antimicrobial resistance in the ICU   To support the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antiobiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, the ANTARCTICA (ANTimicrobiAl Resistance CriTIcal CAre) – coalition, launched a call for increased awareness and action among intensive care and infectious diseases healthcare professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR) […]

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Antimicrobial Resistance: CALL FOR ACTION

Facing the AMR challenge & providing solutions for critically ill patients 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day Brussels, 15 November 2017. Patients in European intensive care units (ICUs) are increasingly suffering from infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, which is associated with increased costs and worse outcome. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the […]

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